Domaine de Chassorney

Frédéric Cossard is not just an extremely entertaining person with a huge personality. His talent as a winemaker is also undeniable and his perfectionism is almost manic when he produces top Burgundy wines year after year completely without the addition of sulphur under his own name or Domaine de Chassorney.

Fred worked for many years as a “courtier” in Burgundy (the intermediary between winegrowers and négociants) but got tired of seeing grapes of exceptional quality being transformed into wine of dubious quality due to bad habits in the cellar. When he established Domaine de Chassorney in 1996, it was obvious for Fred to apply the precision and hygiene standards of his past in dairy production into his wine production making wine completely without the use of sulphur. The wines from Domaine de Chassorney are from his own vineyards and are grown with enormous care and insight.

Whole clusters are pressed directly for the white wines and undergo fermentation and subsequent storage in tonneaux, barriques and cement eggs without stirring of the lees (batônnage). The red wines are also always made from whole clusters that undergo a long but very gentle maceration in large open wooden barrels without temperature control (up to 42 days, provided that the vintage allows it) with subsequent storage on barriques, cement eggs and qvevris. The style is juicy, vibrant and unmanipulated and the wines are easily drinkable in their youth, but at the same time show great potential for storing.

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